Like a lot of books which have been made into movies, there is so much missing in the movie. The book is a wonderful tale for young and old. The story of Ender's growth into his destiny and his disillusionment with his responsibilities of his destiny a captured in this classic.
While, I read the book before I listened to the audio version, I really love the characters as they are presented.
There are a lot of deeper issues in they book than the surface story. They are presented subtly and leave you thinking as the story progresses. I think this is what the author intended and while this book will be a classic of modern literature.
This is a surprising offering from Matthew Reilly, when you look at his previous books, which can be best described as "Die Hard" in book, this is a big change of pace where the focus in more on the intrigue rather than the action. Its a nice change, and one that Matthew achieves with ease.
Another significant change for Matthew Reilly fans is the absence of Sean Mangan doing the narration. However, with this book, Lucy Gaskell, is probably a better choice to tell the story of a young Queen Bess.
The story keeps you on your seat to the end and while based on a simple plot, combined with historic references it provides a wonderful journey of discovery.
I strongly recommend this book.
I have to say, I really like this book, but thought it a bit scarce in detail at the start.Its only when started looking for more books by John Scalzi, that I found out this was not the first book in the series. I have since tracked down the others and it fills the gaps.
The story is classic Science Fiction, which not only looks at issues in the future, but also tries to provide explanation of the technology advances that are highlighted in the book. So its not only a book.
The story seems a bit disjoined, skipping from one scenario to another but it ties together in the end to realise a comprehensive outcome.
Its well worth the read but try to track down the earlier books, and you will enjoy it more.
This is an interesting book, unlike other offerings from David Weber, in that I don't think it was aimed at his usual audience. It appears as if he is trying to attract a young teen readership. I think he succeed. Its a book that I willing put on for young people for long trips.
To describe a favourite scene would give away the book. I think that the book has too many favourite scenes to single one out.
I think the relationship between the main characters is the key behind the book, and any scene where they are learning about each other are brilliant.
Tom, has a voice which is suites a 40s detective story. His voice is abrupt but with lots of charactor. For this book, it reminds you how long ago the book as been written and adds character to the performance.
Hienline can be somewhat prophetic in his story lines. This book is not different, with the tools being technology, deceiption and religion. I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes a good science fiction yarn.
The story is not the best from this author, but the plot does keep moving and I like that sort of story for long trips.
The most memorable part of the story is the trip following the kidnaping. It builds suspences and forms a solid foundation for the plot.
THe plot is fast moving and has a little bit of substane. The plot has also aged well as the book as not a recent release. While not timeless, it will be relivant for a number or years to come.
I loved tho book, but then I love all Heinlein's work. He has a great style and the issues he addressed in the past still remain.
Its hard to come up with a favourite character as there are so many.
NO, but this book is a series of short stories and I didn't want to get up to leave until each story was completed.
Its surprising that a book written so long ago has so many themes that are relevant in current society.
Christopher's reading added a 40s PI story flavour to the story. This really added to the plot and capitalised on Larson's style of writing.
Great Story but it didn't hold me enough to go and get the next book in the series straight away as the plot closed of most of the leads that held me and only minor plot issues remain that didn't compel me to buy the next book straight away. But I will.
It goes without saying the best part of Christophers performance is Oberon. If you haven't read any of the books you won't understand but you can feel this character as he reads it.
No, I normally limit to hour stints. Although I suppose if you had good stamina, one sitting might be possible.
This book has a lot of monologging. While it read well in paperback, in audio it seems to drag on. This is really my only negative on the story.
I was expecting a science fiction story. But I didn't quite get it. There was science and well... the fiction I'll leave that up to your judgement. The books outlines a journey through hell trying to apply logic to Dante's vision of hell. I learn science, I questioned beliefs. And I'm still non the wiser.
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